UN Global Compacts fremgangsmelding («Communication on Progress»)

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Communication on Progress (CoP) is UN Global Compact’s annual survey of participating enterprises. From 2023 the survey
will use a standardized, digital questionnaire that will contribute to the procurement of comparable and reliable sustainability data. All participating businesses are expected to communicate the progress of their sustainability efforts through the new system starting in 2023.


Three steps

The progress report consists of the following: 

  • A statement by the Chief Executive Officer expressing continued support for the UN Global Compact and affirming a commitment to the ten principles.  
  • A questionnaire with questions about the company’s actions related to the ten principles and sustainability goals. The form is structured into 5 sections: governance, human rights, labour rights, environment and anti-corruption. 
  • A universal reporting period each year that typically takes place between Apr 1 and July 31. Log in to submit a progress message here on Dashboard. Press the «CoPs» tab and then the green button.

In 2024

The progress announcement (based on 2023 data) is mandatory for all who joined in 2023 and earlier. The platform is open for submission from April 1 to July 31, 2024. By 2024, it will also be possible to submit a sustainability report instead of a questionnaire.

The questionnaire and statement are available for digital completion via the participants’ dashboard.


Monthly information meetings

If you have questions about the progress report, there will be joint monthly information meetings before the deadline:

  • 4. Apr 9:30 – 10:30. Watch the recording here.
  • 25. Apr 9:00 – 10:00 Sign up here.
  • 23. May 9:00 – 10:00 Sign up here.
  • 13. June 9:00 – 10:00 Sign up here.

There are also global information centers every month. Sign up here.


Benefits of the new progress message

The new version provides many benefits to our participating businesses and will result in better data. The progress paper enables participating businesses to: 

  • Measure for yourself and demonstrate to stakeholders the current status and progress of the ten principles in a consistent and streamlined manner. 
  • Develop competence and knowledge, make continuous improvements in sustainability work by identifying potential gaps, accessing guidance and effectively setting sustainability goals.
  • Compare progress with other companies through access to one of the world’s largest, free and public databases of companies’ sustainability work. 
  • Strengthen brand value and credibility by highlighting the company’s commitment to the UN Global Compact’s ten principles and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.  


Useful links


More resources

  • Recordings from Norwegian information meetings in 2023 on YouTube: here
  • UN Global Compact’s Digital Learning Academy progress report section: here

Rapportering kontakt

Leonie Goodwin, Fagansvarlig – Rapportering


M: +47 960 17 446